Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has welcomed Labour’s commitment to introducing breakfast clubs for every child.
Last week, the party outlined plans to rollout breakfast clubs to every primary school in England, providing access to fully-funded childcare and a healthy meal for every child. Recent analysis conducted by Labour showed that over 450,000 children in the North West currently have limited access to breakfast clubs.
69% of primary schools in the North West have ‘barriers’ to disadvantaged children and young people accessing provision, including the cost to families and schools of running breakfast clubs, a perceived lack of need in areas of high deprivation and caps on places for children on Free School Meals.
Labour’s approach would be funded by money raised from abolishing non-dom tax status for the super rich. It is estimated that if Labour’s policy was implemented families could save over £60-a-week compared to other forms of before school childcare.
Commenting on the announcement, Andrew Gwynne said:
“I’m incredibly proud that Labour has committed to introducing breakfast clubs for every child at primary school.
There is clear, irrefutable evidence that breakfast clubs raise standards of learning for children, provide crucial before-school childcare and will help us build an economy fit for the future.
This is the first step on the road to a modern system of childcare, and one that will make a real difference to families across Denton and Reddish.”